Mount Vernon News
  • Dorothy M. Little

  • August 18, 2010

MOUNT VERNON — Dorothy M. Little, 83, died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010, at The Laurels of Mount Vernon.

She was born Oct. 10, 1926, in Danville to Arley and Anna (Phillips) Smith. She was a former aide at Mercy Hospital, the Ohio Eastern Star Home and Morning View Care Center. She also took great pride in being a foster grandparent with the Mount Vernon Developmental Center. Dorothy was a member of the First Church of God in Mount Vernon.

She is survived by her sons, John A. Ridenbaugh Jr. and R. Lloyd (Melanie) Ridenbaugh, both of Coshocton; a daughter, Deborah F. (Allen) Hurt of Mount Vernon; grandchildren, Kyle, Hope, Chad, Natasha, Amanda and Joel; great-grandchildren, Donald, Caley, Raeya and Carson; siblings, Coretta Anderson, Marcella Goossens, Wanda McClain and Larry (Margaret) Smith; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, John A. Ridenbaugh Sr.; her second husband, Everett R. Little; and siblings, Frances McElroy, Earl, Glen and Murle Smith, and Alice L. Coffield.

A funeral service will be held Friday, Aug. 20, at 1 p.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Danville. Pastors Bill Fulda and Tommy Goossens will officiate. Burial will follow at Workman Cemetery in Danville. Calling hours are Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m.

Memorial donations can be made to the First Church of God, 10 Pine St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050; or to the Mount Vernon Developmental Center Foster Program, 1250 Vernonview Drive, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. Visit



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